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Sodium percarbonate

Sodium percarbonate
IUPAC name tetrasodium hydrogen peroxide dicarbonate
Other names Sodium carbonate hydrogen peroxide
CAS number 15630-89-4
PubChem 159762
EINECS number 239-707-6
Molecular formula C2H6Na4O12
Molar mass 314.02 g mol-1
Solubility in water 150 g/l
R-phrases R22,R41,R8
S-phrases S17,S26,S39
Related Compounds
Related compounds Sodium perborate
Sodium persulfate
Sodium perphosphate
Sodium hypochlorite
Sodium carbonate
Sodium bicarbonate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Sodium percarbonate is a white crystalline water-soluble chemical compound of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide. It is an oxidizing agent and ingredient in a number of home and laundry cleaning products. Despite the name it is in fact a carbonate perhydrate. Dissolved in water, it releases H2O2 and soda ash (sodium carbonate):

[Na_2CO_3]_2 \cdot 3H_2O_2 \rightarrow 2Na_2CO_3 + 3H_2O_2

Sodium percarbonate is the active ingredient in many powdered oxygen bleach products [1].

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